The skin surface contains a large number of mast cells with sensitizing IgE antibodies.
Contact with allergens through skin pricks will cause the mast cells to break down, causing the skin to swell.
The skin swelling response will indicate that the patient level of response to specific IgE antibodies.
Results available in 15 minutes
Blood collection not needed
Test for 18 most common food and environmental allergens
Apparatus supplied by ALK (Denmark)
Stop anti-histamine medication 5 days before the test
Especially suitable for infants
Infants below 6 months old
Diagnosed by a doctor as urticarial / hives
Previous experienced and/or family history of anaphylactic shock
Diagnosed by a doctor as asthma
Unstable skin condition (severe eczema)
The allergy test performed are for screening purpose only. Customers are advised to consult a doctor for any diagnosis and treatment, in which the cost is not included in the amount paid to MedDx and its appointment laboratory.